Sumatriptan is a migraine medication, used to alleviate associated symptoms of headaches, nausea and light sensitivity. Take Sumatriptan as soon as your migraine occurs in order to effectively tackle symptoms.
This pain-relieving medication works by thinning the brain’s blood vessels and blocking pain receptors associated with migraine headaches.
- Effectively treats migraine symptoms (with or without the presence of aura)
- Relieves nausea, pain and sensitivity to light
- Cheaper generic version of Imigran
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Sumatriptan should be taken to relieve migraine symptoms, working by actively narrowing the brain’s blood vessels. This effectively reduces pressure in the brain, relieving painful and irritating symptoms of migraines.
Sumatriptan is available in two strengths: 50mg or 100mg. Start your consultation or speak to a member of our team if you have any questions.
When do I take Sumatriptan Tablets?
It is advised that you take one Sumatriptan tablet as soon as your migraine symptoms begin to occur. This helps target painful symptoms as quickly as possible. If your symptoms persist or reoccur, take another dose of Sumatriptan no sooner than 2 hours after your first to help subside your migraine.
Can I combine Sumatriptan with other pain relief tablets?
It is generally okay to use pain relief tablets such as paracetamol, ibuprofen alongside Sumatriptan. However it is not recommended to combine multiple medications without consulting professional medical advice. For further advice, speak to a member of our team or your GP.
Should I take Sumatriptan (Imigran) with food?
There are no specific requirements to take Sumatriptan with, or without, food.
Can I drink alcohol if I have taken Sumatriptan?
The positive effects of Sumatriptan are not directly affected by alcohol. However, alcohol can cause headaches, increasing the severity of migraine symptoms, so it is not advised that alcohol is taken when trying to combat migraines.
Does Samatriptan work for non-migraine headaches?
Sumatriptan is a suitable treatment for migraine headaches, as well as for nausea and light sensitivity symptoms. To tackle regular headaches, use standard pain relief tablets such as paracetamol, as Sumatriptan.
Can I drive if I have taken Sumatriptan tablets?
Sumatriptan tablets can sometimes make you feel drowsy or sleepy. In instances where you do feel tired as a result of taking Sumatriptan medication, you should avoid driving or operating machinery.
There are possible risks of side effects when taking Sumatriptan. Like any medication, it is important to know the side effects before taking Sumatriptan. These can include feelings of numbness or tingling, as well as sensations of warmth or cold. Tightness in the chest is also reported as a possible side effect of Sumatriptan.
Other common side effects of Sumatriptan include:
- Feeling sick or being sick (nausea and vomiting)
- Dizzy, weak and hot flushes
- Increased blood pressure
- Short breath
Please seek immediate advice from your GP or a member of our team if you experience any side effects.
Please read the Sumatriptan patient information leaflet before you take or buy Sumatriptan. It is important to read patient information on any medication before you take it, ensuring there are no allergy risks or conflicts with other medications.
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